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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Date:
blade, 19th century; mounting, 19th century
Geography:
Shizuoka
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), silver
Dimensions:
L. 13 1/8 in. (33.4 cm); L. of blade 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm); L. of cutting edge 7 1/4 in. (18.5 cm)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number:
91.2.27
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade, on the obverse: 繁寿 (Shigetoshi); on the reverse: 静岡住 (Shizuoka jū) (Residing in Shizuoka); on part of the hilt (kibata-mei), on the obverse: 鶴鳴軒 (Kakumeiken); on the reverse: 政次 (Masatsugu); on the hilt collar: 一泉舎正勝(花押) (Itsensha Masakatsu (kaō)); on the knife handle: 一泉舎正勝(花押) (Itsensha Masakatsu (kaō)); on the knife blade (kogatana): 金花山藤原金高 (Kinkazan Fujiwara Kanetaka); on the hairdressing tool (kōgai): 正勝(花押) (Masakatsu (kaō)).
Ex coll: Ives, cat. no. 425
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